Saturday, January 18, 2014

Akira Satake Workshop Day One

Photos day one Akira Satake workshop at Clayworks in Charlotte, NC.

  applying slip to slab

showing texture achieved with slip applied to slab

  forming dry slipped and stretched slab 

 adding wabi sabi texture to tea bowl exterior, example below

 thrown teapot, enclosed top becomes bottom of pot

 dropping teapot onto floor, example above

 solid block of clay later hollowed to form lidded box, example above

Up next the mini concert by Akira Satake at Fred and Becky Story's music and sound design studio extraordinaire, Concentrix, bar none the best sound studio in North Carolina. Then next will be day two of the Akira Satake workshop. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. just saw your post on fb. how great that you are in this workshop! I so miss clayworks. his work is amazing. have fun!

  2. What exciting and beautiful work. My fingers itched to feel the weight of the finished pieces and the textures.
    What a wonderful experience.

  3. Ahhh.. superb work, wonderful pieces. Lucky you !

  4. Hi Amy, thanks, got to meet Becky and John and they were mentioning how they missed you. Hope you are doing well, the new space at Clayworks is wonderful.

    Hi Elephant's Child, thanks, oh the pieces are delight to see and hold in person for sure.

    Hi Llono Jo, thanks, having a great time at the workshop, beautiful work for sure.

  5. Hi Judi, thanks, first time touching clay in 7 months, can't wait to get back to it, having a super time.

  6. So glad you're back in clay. I enjoy Akira's approach, his energy, and especially his talent. Have fun!

  7. Gorgeous work! In answer to your question, the carpet I bought is light blue and it is the best carpet available that is stain and fade resistant.

  8. How lovely! What a fun! Glad that you had a wonderful time: )

  9. Hi Barbara, thanks, yes lots of energy and talent for sure.

    Hi Gigi, thanks, oh I bet your carpet is beautiful.

    Hi Midori, thanks, a super time was had by all. Clayworks is a great place and space.


I love suggestions, questions, critiques, thanks for your comment